The TGV lift will be closed all day on Thursday, December 11. This planned shutdown will allow the completion of some minor work.

The lift will return to its normal operating hours starting Friday morning.

We thank you for your understanding and wish you a great day on the slopes.


Since our last update, our team has been working non-stop on getting the TGV quad lift up and running as soon as possible. Work has been progressing intensely for almost two months, seven days a week and many nights. This determination resulted in very positive effects on the restoration project:

–          All the chairs have been re-installed on the cable.

–          The work on the mechanics and electrical wiring has been completed.

–          The test phase and system adjustments have also been completed.

And so, it is with great pleasure that we will open the TGV lift earlier than anticipated. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to use the lift as of this Saturday December 6th, a full two weeks before the scheduled date!

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this process.

See you on the slopes!

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We are pleased to inform you that a number of important steps have been taken since our last communication.

The electrical distribution equipment, as well as several crucial electrical components, have been received. In addition, the lift transformer has been replaced. This week, in order to pursue the operations, the TGV lift was activated thanks to a diesel engine.

Once again, we are glad to observe that work is proceeding well and respecting the planned schedule.






On Tuesday morning, we received with great enthusiasm the new operating station for the TGV lift. This building houses the control components and was immediately installed upon reception. Note that the operating station was severely damaged in the fire that occured on October 12th. We are pleased to announce that work is proceeding well and respecting schedule.


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IMG_7814Technical experts are currently on site and work on the electrical infrastructure is almost completed. Several truckloads of parts and equipment are en route to Tremblant and we expect to receive them shortly. To date, the operation is still on schedule.








Good news! This week, we have received the replacement cable as well as the engines for the TGV lift.  The parts were immediately installed upon reception, meaning everything is on schedule and going according to plan.

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Our team has been working tirelessly since the fire that affected the base of the TGV lift on October 12th. Although the situation is changing day by day, we are taking this opportunity to share with you the latest news.

Following the incident, we swiftly took concrete steps in making the lift fully operational as quickly as possible. The team began by developing a reconstruction plan with the manufacturer and its experts. This plan being completed, the next step, which we are currently dedicated to, is attaching said plan to a timeframe. The timing will depend on the delivery of parts and the coordination of different projects. Based on our actual progress, we are considering Friday December 19th as the date the TGV will resume operations. Please keep in mind that given the nature of the work and the contingencies associated with such a project, not overlooking the temperature, this date could change. We will keep you informed of the evolution of our operations.

Moreover, we confirm that the snow making capacity has not been affected by this incident. The size of the skiable terrain early in the season – from the opening of the resort to the reopening of the TGV lift – should be equivalent to previous seasons during this period. To provide such a ski area the snow making plan will be adapted, making the Duncan Express lift operational right from the opening of the season. In other words, you should have access to the same size of skiable terrain, but it will be structured differently. Of course, it depends somewhat on Mother Nature; to which we look forward to help us deliver on our snowmaking plans.

Again we thank you for your understanding. Until our next communication, let us wish for the return of cold temperatures and snowflakes in the Tremblant sky!


Photo taken on October 17th showing the TGV base once site cleanup was completed.




According to the assessments associated with the fire that affected the base of the TGV quad chair early in the evening of Sunday October 12, we are now in a position to confirm that according to preliminary inspections, damages appear to be less extensive than initially anticipated.

Our teams and those of the lift manufacturer have deployed every effort required to ensure the TGV’s prompt return to service: damage assessments are advancing, engineers are currently evaluating reconstruction solutions while cleaning and reconditioning tasks have begun.

We wish to expressly thank community and industry members who voluntarily mobilized around us, providing invaluable logistics and material support.



Please refer to this article for updates. They will be posted here as the details are known.

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14 replies
  1. Greg
    Greg says:

    Wow! Will it be working by Nov 21 opening day? This is the main lift for early season skiing!!

    Keep us up to date so we can plan our early skiing!

  2. Tremblant
    Tremblant says:

    Hello Greg, We should be in a position to assess when the lift will return to service in a few weeks, once the investigation and the damage assessment report have been completed. We will update the information as soon as we have more. Thank you – MK

  3. Jeff Swystun
    Jeff Swystun says:

    An unfortunate situation but well handled with these proactive communications. Thanks for the update and good luck to the operations crew on this challenging project.

    Looking forward to a great ski season and many, many apres ski cocktails in the village.


  4. Matt Tilden
    Matt Tilden says:

    Thank you for being upfront and informing the public with this tough setback. Best of luck restoring full functionality to the chair. We’ve kept our passes 😉

  5. J.P. Gagnon
    J.P. Gagnon says:

    Je suis certain que vous faites de votre mieux pour remettre le TGV dans les plus brefs délais…
    Nous serons sur les pentes à l’ouverture de la saison…À+
    Attention au français dans vos lettres de mise à jour…JPG

  6. Daniel
    Daniel says:

    Thank you for the clear communication. This helps keep our expectations realistic. Already better communication with us than last year. I hope this transparency continues throughout the season. Cheers and best of luck! Here’s to a great season.

  7. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    There is chatter that the TGV may be open for the 24-hours due to the availability of parts from a resort in the maritimes — any truth to these rumours? thanks

  8. Matt
    Matt says:

    There is a rumor circulating amongst the avid Tremblant skiers in which we are told that the parts to repair the TGV will be coming from a similar lift at Marble Mountain in Newfoundland that also had a problem this summer…
    And apparently the pieces have already arrived and are being worked on.

    How ironic , two fires and we get the bits, but we will have a chair…?

    Can you confirm this ?

  9. Tremblant
    Tremblant says:

    Hi Elaine, parts have been received and the repairs are going well, but we are still looking at a December 19th reopening. Thank you.

  10. Tremblant
    Tremblant says:

    Hi Mathieu, Thank you for your comment. Our two priorities are safety for our guests and reopening the lift as quickly as possible. The lift will be repaired and operated in accordance with all safety requirements, rules and protocols our operations are subject to. The fact that we will be using some parts from an identical lift at Marble Mountain (which were not damaged in that incident) has no impact on the safety of that lift.

  11. Mark Noakes
    Mark Noakes says:

    Great to hear things are progressing well with repairs! With the delayed opening of TGV are there plans to open the Flying Mile to accommodate the large groups coming in a few weeks?

  12. Tremblant
    Tremblant says:

    Hi Mark, Our strategy to compensate for the TGV has been to focus on the North Side. The Duncan and Lowell Thomas have been in operation since the season opening to offer the most skiable terrain possible. Other lifts will open soon according to snow conditions, as with previous seasons. Thank you.

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